Supersedeas meaning

so͝o'pər-sē'dē-əs
A writ that suspends the power of a lower court to issue an execution on a judgment where an appeal to a higher court has been taken.
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A legal document issued to halt or delay the action of some process of law.
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You shall forbear or desist. A writ suspending or staying a proceeding in order to maintain the status quo, pending appeal. It usually stays a creditor’s taking possession of property pursuant to a lower court’s ruling.
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(law) A type of surety bond that a court requires from an appellant who wants to delay payment of a judgement until the appeal is over.
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(law) A writ requiring a lower court to suspend an action.
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Origin of supersedeas

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin supersedeās you must desist (from the writ) from Latin second person sing. present subjunctive of supersedēre to desist from supersede
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin
    From Wiktionary